Box Office: THE EXPENDABLES Blow Away The Competition
The Expendables 2 will top the box office over the weekend, grossing an estimated $30 million.The original action mash-up grossed scored $34 million in 2010 and topped out at $103 million domestic and $274 million globally. However, this effort has better reviews and even more star fire-power, so it could potentially do better in the long-run. Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a batch of other action actors star.
Read about my trip to The Expendables 2 premiere.
Fellow action sequel, The Bourne Legacy dropped to second place, it should bank $17.2 million for the weekend, raising its cume to just almost $70 million. It looks like there’s life in this Matt Damon free franchise yet.
ParaNorman should bank around $15 million – it’s animation, so I’m not interested, Whitney Houston’s last screen performance in Sparkle should take a similar figure.
The Campaign, should get another $13 million, showing that viewers are voting with their wallets on this. It’ll never make $100 million, but it will be a solid hit.
The Dark Knight Rises is estimated to gross $10 million for a $409 million total cume.